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1 John 1:5-10 – Some Ideas on the Meaning of Sin

by John Greene “Then this is the message that was understood from His Son and declared to you, that Elohim is light, and in Him is absolutely no darkness. When you say that you are partners with Him, then walk … Continue reading

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Paradosis: Teaching or Tradition?

by John Greene It’s annoying really – why so many intelligent people continually and intentionally misrepresent the meaning of things, even down to a word. Make no mistake, there is always a reason, and you shouldn’t be surprised. The world … Continue reading

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Human Sacrifice & Cannibalism Today

by John Greene “All manner of things have I discerned, ascribing in my heart, all manner of acts that have been observed beneath the rays of the sun; a season where a man governs a man in wickedness.”- Ecclesiastes 8:9, … Continue reading

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YHWH: The Choice to Stay Loyal

by John Greene Loyalty. Today, fewer people have truly experienced it, even as the population of the world has exploded. Loyalty is increasingly rare among many people and in relationships today. So it is with your Heavenly Father. He is … Continue reading

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Condemnation, Dogs & Hogs

by John Greene The Pharisees had religion and ritual. They weren’t the only ones. Most Christians today appear to have religion and ritual as well in this day, missing out on the best that the Father has to offer right … Continue reading

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Filling Your Life with Truth Instead of Deception

by John and Ruth Greene In His time on earth, Yahshua [Jesus] offered many miracles and a message to His people, evidence that He was the Messiah the Jews had been seeking. Yet, the hard-hearted refused to open up their … Continue reading

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Purity Starts Inside: A Lesson Through the Ages

by John and Ruth Greene In the time that the Messiah walked the earth, the Sanhedrin was the center of Jewish religious authority. In previous centuries, hundreds of religious traditions had been created and added to the Mosaic Law. In … Continue reading

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The Struggle for Purity of Heart

by John and Ruth Greene “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are Spirit, and they are life.” – John 6:63, NKJV Around the time of the birth of … Continue reading

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Breaking the Hold of Stress

by John Greene If there is a common element to life, it is what we call “stress”. By many accounts, modern society is “stressed-out”. People are overcommitted and overscheduled. Many have adopted workaholic mindsets. Stress can also be an excuse, … Continue reading

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Breaking Free from Dirty Rags

by John Greene In the religion of Christianity, there exists a cruel falsehood that multitudes accept for truth: “Your righteousness is as filthy rags.” I’ve heard this ‘truism’ at least several times in the sermons of pastors in my early … Continue reading

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